The Shattered Tree
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Shattered Tree


  • Author: Charles Todd
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
  • File Size: 1576939 Bytes


World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review).At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.When Bess reports the incident t...

A Forgotten Place
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings

A Forgotten Place


  • Author: Charles Todd
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 1446208 Bytes


Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author.The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn’t—take their lives.Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels...

The Shattered Tree
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Shattered Tree


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062386298


The Shattered Tree Book Description :

World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review). At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident...

A Duty to the Dead
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

A Duty to the Dead


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 006190550X


A Duty to the Dead Book Description :

“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.” —New York Times Book Review Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global confli...

The Shattered Oak

The Shattered Oak


  • Author : Sherry Genga
  • Publisher : Safe Goods/Atn Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1513644491


The Shattered Oak Book Description :

A once vibrant Oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband¿s anger and rage. As time passes and the Oak weakens, Barbara can no longer stay strong as she deals with her own demons. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence. Letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicide, recovery, incarceration in a mental institution and eventual clarity of her dysfunctional mental state. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation....

Beneath the Twisted Trees

Beneath the Twisted Trees


  • Author : Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780756414610


Beneath the Twisted Trees Book Description :

The fourth book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action. When a battle to eradicate the Thirteenth Tribe goes awry, the kingdoms bordering the desert metropolis of Sharakhai see the city as weak and ripe for conquest. Çeda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, hopes to use the growing chaos to gain freedom for Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. Freeing him is only the beginning, however. Like all the people of her tribe on that fateful night four centuries earlier, Sehid-Alaz was cursed, turned into an asir, a twisted, miserable creature beholden to the kings of Sharakhai—to truly free her king, Çeda mus...

A Bitter Truth
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

A Bitter Truth


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062092595


A Bitter Truth Book Description :

“Highly recommended—well-rounded, believable characters, a multi-layered plot solidly based on human nature, all authentically set in the England of 1917…an outstanding and riveting read.” —New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens “Bess Crawford is a strong and likable character.” —Washington Times Already deservedly lauded for the superb historical crime novels featuring shell-shocked Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge (A Lonely Death, A Pale Horse et al), acclaimed author Charles Todd upped the ante by introducing readers to a wonderful new series protagonist, World War One battlefield nurse Bess Crawford. Featured for a third time in A Bitter Truth, Bess reaches out to help an abused and frightened young woman, only to...

A Forgotten Place
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

A Forgotten Place


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062678850


A Forgotten Place Book Description :

Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author. The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn’t—take their lives. Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess fee...

The Walnut Tree
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Walnut Tree


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062236883


The Walnut Tree Book Description :

“You’re going to love Todd.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly The critically acclaimed creator of the Inspector Ian Rutledge and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford mystery series, Charles Todd now offers readers a bittersweet love story and romantic mystery that unfolds at Christmas during the dangerous opening days of World War I. The Walnut Tree is an unforgettable story of a woman who puts herself in the line of fire for the sake of wounded soldiers and falls deeply in love with a man who may be forbidden to her. For anyone who has fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey, and for all the fans of the British-set mysteries of Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Ruth Rendell, Martha Grimes, and Jacqueline Winspear, The Walnut Tree is essential read...

An Unmarked Grave
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

An Unmarked Grave


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062127013


An Unmarked Grave Book Description :

“A wonderful new mystery series that will let us see the horrors of World War I through the eyes of Bess Crawford, battlefield nurse.” —Margaret Maron “Readers who can’t get enough of Jacqueline Winspear’s novels, or Hester Latterly, who saw action in the Crimean War in a series of novels by Anne Perry, are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.” —New York Times Book Review The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of the Ian Rutledge mystery series, Charles Todd once again spotlights World War I nurse Bess Crawford in An Unmarked Grave. Gripping, powerful, and evocative, this superb mystery masterwork unfolds during the deadly Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918, as Bess discovers the body of a mur...

A Country Road  A Tree
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

A Country Road A Tree


  • Author : Jo Baker
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345816405


A Country Road A Tree Book Description :

Samuel Beckett is a young writer living in Paris--intoxicated by new friendships with James Joyce and the other writers and artists making the vibrant city their creative home--when war breaks out in 1939. He determines to stay and is swiftly drawn into the maelstrom, joining the Resistance. With him we experience the terrifying excitement yet stubborn vibrancy and camaraderie as the Parisians flee the Nazis and the Resistance goes underground; his friendships with the astonishing group of men and women who find themselves caught up in the Occupation; his quiet, committed love for Suzanne, the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; and his dangerous work encoding critical messages in translations and narrow escapes from the Gestapo. Here...

A Pattern of Lies
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

A Pattern of Lies


  • Author : Charles Todd
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062386267


A Pattern of Lies Book Description :

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice. An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It’s called an appalling tragedy—until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn’t stop with Philip Ashton’s arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege. The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France...